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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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11/16/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

FYI

MESA Club

STEM FAIR Information

PTO News!

Toys for Tots


Kindergarten

Kindergarten News!


1st Grade

First Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade News


3rd Grade

Happy Holiday!


5th Grade

5th Grade Updates


Counselors Corner

An Attitude of Gratitude, for our Kids (...even when its really hard at times!)


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FYI
MESA Club
Groups have been finalized. Students are expected to attend all club sessions. All club forms and fees were due at our second session. Our first STEM field trip will be on November 28th. I look forward to an exciting year! We will not meet on Thursday, November 15th. We will instead meet on Monday, November 19th. All students who entered their MESA club shirt sizes online will have their shirts for the field trip. Thank you!

Mrs. Mccain-Wigfall STEAM coordinator
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STEM FAIR Information
STEM Night was November 8th from 6:00-7:00pm. Thank you to all the families who came out for STEM night. STEM Night Presentation: http://prezi.com/vikhxqbe54-y/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy Parent questions can be submitted below. Https://goo.gl/forms/kKsg5kINx3kXArvI2 STEM Fair time is approaching. Students should start preparing their STEM fair projects. Please review the attached information packet. All students are required to complete a STEM fair project. Third through fifth grade must complete a traditional STEM fair project following the scientific method. Lower elementary may select a traditional project, a Model, STEM Occupation, or STEM Person (K-2 only). Project should be started. Please note our STEM fair projects are due December 14, 2018 (before Winter break this year). Our STEM fair and gallery walk will still be after winter break. We are excited to see all the amazing projects again this year. STEM fair packet https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_3XWF7Iliz-Th0v7lICe1UuhVYr5hFwckgYP_siriG8/edit?usp=sharing Information on the scientific method https://youtu.be/qAJ8IF4HI20 Project ideas https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/list

CMIT STEAM Committee
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PTO News!
CMIT ES PTO news- On Wednesday, Oct. 24 Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser was due! Order delivery is expected in Early December. Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Glaspers 2nd grade class for winning the PTO registration sign up contest! They have chosen to have a Sweet Frog Party sponsored by the PTO to celebrate. A huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone that has brought box tops in to the school. We are already well above what we raised last year and we just finished the 1st quarter of SY 18-19! November PTO Events, please mark your calendar! Thursday, Nov. 8th-Nov. 16th Scholastic Book Fair -Saturday 11/17- Nandos Peri Peri Spirit Night 14722 Baltimore Ave Laurel, MD -Monday,11/19 – Chipotle Fundraiser (4-8PM), Laurel -Wednesday 11/29 - PTO Meeting 6-8 PM "A Night of Thankfulness”. Ways to Support Year Round... Please register your Giant Card for the A+ school rewards. You can register online the school's ID is 18383. If you have already signed up before you don’t have to do it again. Don't forget to SMILE please click the following link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-2051473 to help make us smile.

CMIT ESN PTO
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Toys for Tots
We are now having our annual Toys for Tots drive November 12th through December 14th. Please consider sending in new toys to help children in need. Also, continue to send in non-perishable food items for our food drive. Together we can make a difference.

CMIT Outreach committee
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Kindergarten
Kindergarten News!
Greetings, Monday, November 19, 2018 the Kindergarten teachers will be attending a Professional Development class. The students will have a substitute on this day. On Tuesday, November 20 each class will be celebrating the upcoming holiday with a day full of holiday activities aligned with the Common Core Curriculum. We will be accepting a variety of donations for this day. A link for Sign-up Genius will be provided by your child's teacher with a list of donation items. Please keep in mind that ALL donations MUST BE STORE BROUGHT! There will be NO HOMEWORK next week! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely, The Kindergarten Team
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1st Grade
First Grade
Next Week in First Grade! Reading - We continue reading Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano. Reading skills: visualizing, retelling, making connections, nonfiction vs. fiction Math - We are finishing Chapter 1, which includes adding to, taking from, finding unknown addends, and comparing number situations. We will be starting Chapter 2, which includes counting on, doubles, near doubles, and using addition to subtract. Science - We are continuing to discuss how technology helps people and man made vs. natural. Social Studies - We are starting to learn about wants and needs. Health - We will continue with our drug free lessons and this week's focus is on alcohol. Make sure you are working on your STEM Fair project! They are due on December 14, 2018. Please be sure to check your child's Class Story on Class Dojo. Ms. Psyhojos will share a presentation about STEM Fair projects to help with any confusion parents might be having.

First Grade Team
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2nd Grade
2nd Grade News
2nd Grade had a great time making Mayflower boats to hold all the "pilgrims" for STEAM day this week. Due to the fact that there will only be two days of school next week, we will not be beginning a new week of reading. There will not be a spelling list next week either. We will be continuing to work on topic 3 in math. If you have not already done so, please send your child into school with a box anywhere between the size of a tissue box and a shoe box. We will be using these to create Fall floats next week. A BIG thank you to all the parents who have donated school supplies so far this year to help make our project based learning such a success!

- The Second Grade Team
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3rd Grade
Happy Holiday!
Next week will be a short week and we would like to wish you all a happy and safe holiday. Scholars should be working on their STEM projects and if they have any questions or concerns they should contact Mrs. McCain. Thank you all for your continued support! Upcoming Events: Tuesday November 20- report cards released Wednesday November 21-Thanksgiving Holiday begins

Third Grade Team
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5th Grade
5th Grade Updates
Hello parents !! We made it the week of Thanksgiving break! Field Trip: The Air and Space Smithsonian field trip has now been officially scheduled for Friday December 14th. If a parent would like to chaperone please email your child's teacher or class Dojo by Tuesday November Monday November 26th. Math topics: Topic 8 in Pearson, order of operation. Science Topics: Sphere’s of the Earth and how they are interconnected. ELA/SS: We do NOT have homework this week! Enjoy your week with family and enjoy the break. ELA: Students will begin reading our new novel " Scraps of Time: Abby Takes a Stand". We will read and complete activities pertaining to the chapters we read. SS: Students will take the end of unit 1 Social Studies test for Native Americans. Materials needed: Ms. Bhatt’s class due by Tuesday Nov 20th. Flash cards for vocabulary. Ziplock bag to put their cards in. Math notebook- students are almost at the end of the math notebook and will need another notebook. REMINDERS/UPDATES: November 20- Full day of school November 21-23- NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break November 26- Students return from break December 10- November Book Reports Due December 10- Field Trip to University of Maryland for Basketball game December 14- 5th Grade Field Trip to Air and Space Smithsonian

5th Grade Team
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Counselors Corner
An Attitude of Gratitude, for our Kids (...even when its really hard at times!)
In the plethora of communities I subscribe to, I am constantly pulling ideas from this one, and resources from that one, suggestions from another still, and assessing my own thoughts and dialogues in articles I read about best practices... Recently, I have come to really love "Big Life Journal" and this gem just HAD to be shared! It is all about perspective. The mindset we have when we enter a situation, the way we think about a conflict and approach a decision/action/reaction...determines the outcome so much more than we often give acknowledgement. At times, we have to dig a bit deeper to hold on to the perspective we want, and it is nothing shy of human to fault in doing so when pushed to our limits. I love this visual reminder on how to "spin" some of our challenging feelings to the positive perspective that will carry us through moments of frustration and exhaustion. I am grateful for all of our Tigers, as I know you are too!

Graciously, Your School Counselor [Mrs. Whitney Green]
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